Alleged child luring attempt leads to charges for Oshawa man

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Published July 10, 2024 at 3:17 pm

An Oshawa man has been charged with an alleged attempt to lure a 12-year-old girl into sexual activity.

On June 2, Durham Police received a report about an Oshawa man who was believed to be involved in child pornography and luring minors. The report indicated the suspect used the social media platform Meet24, an obscure dating app, to communicate with someone he thought was a 12-year-old girl.

Police claim the man tried to arrange a meeting with the girl under the username “Robert.”

Randall Robert Vipond, 60 of Oshawa, was arrested on July 10. He faces numerous charges including;

  • possession of child pornography,
  • making child pornography available,
  • making sexually explicit material available to a minor,
  • making sexually explicit material available to a person under 16,
  • luring a person under 16 for sexual assault,
  • luring a person under 16 for sexual interference, and
  • luring to make child pornography

Randall Vipond, 60 of Oshawa, faces multiple child pornography and child luring charges. via Durham Police

Vipond remains in custody pending a bail hearing. The charges have not been proven in court. Police are concerned there may be further victims. Anyone with information can call police at 1-888-579-1520 ext. 3872 or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

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